About Us

Founded in 1987 by James R. Hill, III, the Purple Martin Conservation Association (PMCA) is the world leader in research, education and conservation of Purple Martins, North America’s largest swallow.

Our Mission

The PMCA is an international tax exempt, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Purple Martin (Progne subis) through scientific research, state of the art wildlife management techniques and public education.

The PMCA serves as a centralized data-gathering and information source on the species, serving both the scientist and Purple Martin enthusiast.  Our mission is educating martin enthusiasts in the proper techniques for managing this human-dependent species. 

We are the leaders in developing quality martin products and we provide support for members to learn best practices to establish and maintain martin colonies.

As a nonprofit organization we depend on our members, donors, and citizen-scientists to further our work for the benefit of Purple Martins.  Please join us to help secure the future for Purple Martins.

The Purple Martin Conservation Association is tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.